Cats r us

I shall say nothing on the current cat debate, though the links between cats and librarians are as mythically strong as cardigans, spectacles and shushing. But we do have a bit of a cat history here at Christchurch City Libraries and I can’t resist sharing some of our awesome cat pics:
Barbara Collie and George
Public Library Cat
More here , if you are so inclined.

Library tree cat

On Thursday 21 October 2010, customers on the 2nd floor pointed out a grey cat sitting in a tree through sun and hail, looking lost. The fire brigade came along to try and coax him down from his lofty perch.
The drama ended when he crossed to the other side of Gloucester Street, using the tree as a leafy airbridge.

Libraries and cats have a long lasting connection. Last year we hosted a lost cat called Dell and there have been other cats in our libraries as more long term guests – including George who lived in the old Canterbury Public Library from 1963 to 1976 and Pete the Shirley Library cat.

Library cats

caught 2 mices, lolcat is sleepy nowz
The Central Library currently has a furry interloper (named Dell in the interim) and here he is.

He’s not the first cat to grace one of our libraries – our 150th website has an article about some of the furry friends who have been hosted over the years, including George, Pete, Charlie Girl, Starsky, Malvina and Boysie.

See Dell in The Press on Friday morning: Famished feline finds refuge in literary liaison. Media star!